Kathleen N. Hattrup – published on 02/08/23
The pilgrimage of prayer against human trafficking got started at 9.30 am Rome time and, crossing the different time zones, will involve all the continents.
An online pilgrimage of prayer and awareness is underway this feast of St. Josephine Bakhita and the Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.
The pilgrimage of prayer got started at 9.30 am Rome time and, crossing the different time zones, will involve all the continents starting in Oceania, then Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and closing at 16.30 in North America.
To follow the event, find it live-streamed in 5 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian) on www.prayagainsttrafficking.net.
International Unions of Superiors and Superiors General
The central block of the pilgrimage is entrusted to young people committed against trafficking, and during which a message from Pope Francis will be aired, as has happened in previous years.
The participants in the online pilgrimage represent resolve to end this modern-day slavery from over 50 countries on all continents: All people of goodwill, young and old, women and men, lay and religious people, survivors, and activists are united against trafficking.
Those who join are invited to dedicate a post/tweet on social media on February 8 using the hashtag #PrayAgainstTrafficking.